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Two arrests in bike path death

Sep 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Those responsible for leaving a man dead and woman beaten unconscious on the Rails to Trails path Wednesday morning are in custody, law enforcement believes. ... [more]

PAWS scores show mixed results for Arapahoe schools

Sep 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Scores were mixed for Arapahoe students on this year's Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students, but most grade levels tested worse in 2012-2013 than in ... [more]

Weather likely to keep Burroughs fire active for now

Sep 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Dubois-area residents should get used to seeing smoke. Officials expect the Burroughs Fire to burn for a while longer.
"As weather dries out and fuels ... [more]

West Nile cases hit 10 in county; hot month extends biting season

Sep 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  At least 10 Fremont County residents have contracted West Nile Virus this season -- far more than in any other area of the state.
One man in Park County has ... [more]

Rosemary H. Romer

Sep 6, 2013 - Staff:  Rosemary H. Romer died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, surrounded by family at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 82 years old.
Memorial services will be at 11 ... [more]

David 'Chic' Spoonhunter Sr.

Sep 6, 2013 - Staff:  David "Chic" Spoonhunter Sr., of Arapahoe, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at his home. He was 61 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at St. ... [more]

Loretta Fay Brown

Sep 6, 2013 - Staff:  Loretta Fay Brown died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 79 years old.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. ... [more]

Lauren Kurt Dewey

Sep 6, 2013 - Staff:  Lauren Kurt Dewey died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 54 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at ... [more]

John Big Knife

Sep 6, 2013 - Staff:  John Big Knife died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 84 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, ... [more]

County girls best finishers at Green River cross country

Sep 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian High School and the Riverton Wolverines both opened the cross country season last Friday at the Green River Invitational to set the measuring ... [more]

I survived a night in the junior football trenches

Sep 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The legs are sore.
I could barely get out of bed this morning to go for my daily walk, but I made it.
I had a hard time walking into the office from my ... [more]

RHS girls set to host big Riverton Invitational

Sep 5, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton's Jordan Settlemire qualified for the Wyoming high school state swim meet in five events during Riverton's first weekend meets of the season last ... [more]

Beating Lander and Wright are early Shoshoni VB highlights

Sep 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni High School Wranglers didn't back down against other Class 3-A volleyball schools, placing third Saturday at the Douglas Invitational.
The ... [more]

Wolverines to Powell on Friday

Sep 5, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  First-year coach Pat Patterson's team plays the defending state champions at 7 p.m.

Gone are the hot two-a-day practices. Gone is the easy week-zero ... [more]

Today

Sep 5, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
COLEMAN

Coleen Kathryn Coleman, 52, died Friday, Aug. 30. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, ... [more]

No longer swearing by good old cursive script

Sep 5, 2013 - The Los Angeles Times:  For all the new things that schools will be called on to teach under the Common Core curriculum standards, it's a skill that has been omitted that is causing ... [more]

Autumn's wonder awaits

Sep 5, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  There is food for the soul resting at your feet

You might think I'd been alerted to the wonders of nature by historian Ken Burns's great PBS series ... [more]

Animal shelter should give cats equal treatment to dogs

Sep 5, 2013 - Pat Stevens, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing because I want to praise our wonderful animal shelter, or maybe I should call it "dog sanctuary." The shelter doesn't seem to care a bit ... [more]

More than acreage

Sep 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The sugar beet story this year is a lesson to outsiders on ag realities

Staff writer Eric Blom's recent story on sugar beet production in Fremont ... [more]

Digest

Sep 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Welcome weather lowers fire risk
MOOSE -- More rain and cooler weather have prompted officials to reduce the wildfire risk in the Jackson area from ... [more]

NAACP, Ku Klux Klan meeting in Casper may be a first

Sep 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The Klan representative paid $50 to join the civil rights organization.

DENVER -- A secret meeting between a representative of the Wyoming chapter of ... [more]

UW energy center to be dedicated next week

Sep 5, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming's new $25 million Energy Innovation Center provides students, faculty and others state-of-the-art facilities to enable ... [more]

Peter Michael named attorney general

Sep 5, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  He has been the state's lead lawyer in an ongoing lawsuit involving Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill.

CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has ... [more]

Consumer group opposes EPA plan

Sep 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A state consumer advocacy group says a federal plan to reduce regional haze will mean higher utility bills for Wyoming residents.
The Environmental Protection ... [more]

Saddlemaker designs gear for working cowboys

Sep 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Chad Campsey's products include saddles, horse tack, book covers and knife sheaths.

The sign read, "Salt Creek Saddlery, Bowie, Texas."
The placard ... [more]

Fireworks, cannon OK'd for football games

Sep 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A blast will follow each score made by Riverton High School.

Spectators at this year's Riverton High School football games will be treated to the ... [more]

Crew still at Burroughs site; firefighter injures knee at fire

Sep 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Four residences and another 20 structures have been threatened by the flames, but officials said no property has been damaged.

A crew member fighting ... [more]

Meth bust documents tell of cash tricks by defendants

Sep 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It seems in the case of Timothy Pitt, crime truly did not pay.
Court documents indicate the Hudson man accused of selling meth was chronically short on ... [more]

Body found on Rails to Trails was male

Sep 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The body of a man found dead Wednesday morning on the Rails to Trails pathway north of Riverton was scheduled for an autopsy Thursday, officials said.
Fremont ... [more]

Kerry Dallin

Sep 5, 2013 - Staff:  Kerry Dallin, of Lander, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at his home. He was 54 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be ... [more]

Darrel Dean Wooledge

Sep 5, 2013 - Staff:  Darrel Dean Wooledge, of Sturgis, S.D., died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Fort Meade. He was 87 years old.
Visitation will ... [more]

Coleen Kathryn Coleman

Sep 5, 2013 - Staff:  Coleen Kathryn Coleman died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. She was 52 years old.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, ... [more]

RHS opens conference volleyball Thursday night

Sep 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team begins Class 4-A West conference play Thursday at 5 p.m. at Casper Kelly Walsh High School.
It will be Riverton's ... [more]

Winless start for Riverton Wolverine tennis teams

Sep 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two straight home setbacks started the season for the Riverton Wolverines on the tennis courts.
The season opened on Saturday when Rawlins swept both the ... [more]

State-champ Rams look good in 6-man preseason scrimmages Saturday

Sep 4, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The opening weekend of the high school football season doesn't count against the final playoff standings, but Dubois still fared exceedingly well in 6-man ... [more]

State-champ Powell hosts RHS on Friday

Sep 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Game time for the Class 3-A regular season opener for both teams is 7 p.m.

The Powell Panthers, owners of a 15-game winning streak, two consecutive ... [more]

Cougar girls off to perfect VB start at Saratoga Invitational

Sep 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Lady Cougars steamrolled through volleyball opponents Friday and Saturday for an undefeated record at the Saratoga Invitational.
The Lady ... [more]

Powell ex-hospital chief to settle fraud lawsuit

Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Powell Valley Healthcare's former CEO has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed against him alleging fraud.
Paul Cardwell signed a ... [more]

Today

Sep 4, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
NIGRO

Barbara Ann Nigro, 76, formerly of Riverton, died Thursday, Aug. 29, at her home in Baker City, Ore. Services have taken ... [more]

Congressional debate vital as decisions on Syria are made

Sep 4, 2013 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  As Americans grapple with their feelings about a U.S. military attack in Syria, it is fitting that President Barack Obama has asked Congress for ... [more]